Synhelion Solar Fuels

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October 2020
Headquarters 6900 Lugano, Schweiz

Synhelion Solar Fuels - Turns CO2 and sunlight into synthetic fuels, which are carbon-neutral and compatible with the existing global fuel infrastructure

Solar fuels are synthetic fuels produced from solar energy. They are climate-friendly, renewable, and affordable. A cutting-edge technology that offers a truly sustainable alternative to fossil fuels. Synhelion is on a mission to replace fossil fuels by economically viable synthetic fuels. The solution uses high-temperature solar heat to convert water and CO2 into synthetic fuels; so-called solar fuels. These fuels are compatible with the current global fuel infrastructure and reduce net CO2 emissions by up to 100%. The technology combines state-of-the-art solar tower systems with proprietary high-temperature thermochemical processes for the production of solar fuels.

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Key features

  • Compatible with the existing engines and turbines
  • Net CO2 emissions reduced by up to 100%
  • 60 to 100 times more energy per mass than lithium-ion batteries
  • Produced with 100% renewable solar energy
  • Potential to cover 50 times global jet fuel demand


  • CO2 becomes a valuable feedstock for the production of solar fuels
  • Short term cost is estimated at EUR 1 to 2 per liter, long-term cost is at EUR 0.5 to 1 per liter

Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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